Rome wasnt built in a day, and neither was Caesars Palace. Already one of the largest hotels on the Strip, the property will add 668 more rooms with the opening of the new Octavius Tower. The sixth tower at the resort complex promises a level of exclusivity over the other accommodations at Caesars, with a private entrance and separate lobby as well as primo access to the Garden of the Gods pool area.
Sporting dark wood furniture and marble floors covered by patterned carpets, Octavius rooms start at 550 square feet and boast pillow-top mattresses with Anchini linens and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Marble-tiled bathrooms come complete with whirlpool baths, glass-enclosed showers, and Gilchrist and Soames bath products.
The Octavius Tower is not the only news coming out of Caesars Palace. On the entertainment front, Elton John will return as of September 28, and Shania Twain begins headlining the Colosseum in December 2012. Two new restaurants are also in the works: Old Homestead Steakhouse debuts this winter and a Nobu will open in summer 2012.
Guest can book rooms in the new tower starting today for stays beginning January 2. The lowest Octavius room category is the priciest of any of the hotels basic rooms; we found rates as low as $269/night in January. www.caesarspalace.com
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